Long time, no posts. So much work, so little time. I'll be honest, if I don't feel I have anything of substance to blog about, I am not motivated to do so. My business requires so much creativity with client projects and furniture designs, I feel like my brain is going to convulse at times. I actually think is does. There's nothing left over for blogging. Today, I have something to write about. Recently, a reader sent these pictures and a space plan for her formal living room. She writes:
Please help! This is my formal living layout. I haven't purchased any furniture but am now ready to. I don't know what to buy or how to arrange it. (I prefer to have two chairs with a table in between on the north wall). I have a curve in the south wall and I don't know how to deal with it.
We have a nice blank slat here. This room is very long and narrow 13ft x 21.5 ft, so I understand her dilemma. The other challenges I noticed was a lack of a focal point and architectural interest. In my solution, I created a library wall. The wood warms the space and provides you with some interest.
I also included a lighting plan. The room has only one small window and it seemed a bit dark (I think the pics were taken at night too). I would also include sconces on the bookcase. Adding a couple chandeliers on dimmers will round out the final plan. Lastly, I would have the air conditioner moved if possible. I hope this helps.